Welcome to Chickerell Primary Academy and Chickadees Pre school!
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"Our hands shaping the future together" " Celebrating creativity and fun learning"
"Creating bright futures" "Love to learn, learn to live" "Every child shines"
These are just some of the phrases that best sum up how, as a staff, we see education at Chickerell Primary Academy and Chickadees pre school.
Our academy and pre school provide a safe and secure environment where children are given every opportunity and encouragement to achieve their highest potential. This happy and friendly school, which dates back to 1875, values the role of the community in contributing to the children's learning. We pride ourselves on creating a fun and vibrant curriculum with a strong emphasis on the Arts and Sports. We recognise that learning is not confined to the classroom and we embrace the wider world we live in through excursions and residential trips, as well as using our immediate outdoor environment to enrich their experiences.
Pupil safeguarding and welfare is paramount to us. We are a Rights Respecting School and encourage Pupil Voice. The 'United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child' (UNCRC) underpins all that we do. UNCRC Article 3 - All adults should do what is best for you. When adults make decisions, they should think about how their decisions affect children. Please see the Pupil Voice section for further information. We use a MyConcern system to monitor and instances of children feeling or being unsafe in this respect.
We know that young people only get 'one shot' at their education and as well as trying to encourage them to achieve their very best through a high level of aspiration, we want our children to leave us as independent, confident, well rounded, emotionally resilient young people who are eager and well-prepared for life's next steps. We particularly try to promote co-operation, respect and enthusiasm alongside other key learning skills in the hope that our young people move onto the next stage of their education fully prepared for the rigours ahead. Click on the PDF below to read how we are committed to promoting British Values here at Chickerell Academy.
In essence, for us, 'every child matters and every day counts' - so we aim to make the very most of our time with them.
Jody Harris, Principal
David Tattersall, Chair of Governors